Watch this 1948 film (edited by me for time and some content) and you will notice the following:
The ink cartridge fountain pen that was for years the best choice for anyone to write words on paper until the invention of the inexpensive BIC pen.
the use of graph paper which consisted of pre-printed little checkboard squares to draw a budget graph from scratch.
teenager earns a $2.00 a week allowance.
In the mid 1960’s, besides having a part time job that earned me $10, I also received $5.00 allowance . There was no carefully crafted personal budget. I just used common sense
Baby boomers will find this most interesting. Here is the You Tube clip:
note: this is from the public domain archives provided by Prelinger.